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Teacher staples 4-year-old boy’s ear

By Mason White 5:31 PM June 11, 2015
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By: Tanya Malhotra
A teacher in China, is in trouble after she pierced a boy’s ear with a stapler.

The teacher of Sanming, Fujian, was suspended after she placed the stapler on the student’s ear and stapled it.

The teacher did not bother to remove the staple before sending the 4-year-old boy home.

The boy’s mother has posted a photo to the Internet, showing the boy’s swollen ear with the staple still inside.

The mother explained that she found the staple while bathing the 4-year-old boy.

As she was giving him a bath, the boy cried out in pain. When she asked what happened, he said that his teacher used a stapler to pierce his ear during lunch.

The teacher, who was identified as Lan, works at the Jiangle County Art Kindergarten.

School officials confirmed that action has been taken against the teacher in question. Police are also investigating the teacher for professional misconduct.

Representatives from the school and the county education bureau have paid visits to the child’s family to apologize for the incident.